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  • Resolved Niki Campbell



    I’m working on a website that has been hit hard with spam. I installed both Wordfence + Better WP security last week, throughout the week I have been manually blocking IPs for any new spam that we are getting, but there are still new IP spams coming through – I know it is not 100% – is there a way of reducing it to a trickle? Any insights?

    Thanks 🙂

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  • Plugin Author Wordfence



    Are you seeing comment spam? Or spam in forums like bbpress? Or something else?



    Hi Mark, thanks so much for responding 🙂

    It is comment spam. I’ve used the blacklist from

    In Wordfence I have manually blocked all new spam comment IP’s that we are getting. Each day there is new IP comment spam. So I add the new IP as blocked permanently. Are there an extra measures that I should take that I am not aware of?

    Question: Is it possible to reduce spam to nothing? (I want to know what my client can expect from me) – if not – in general, what is a reasonable amount to stop fighting against?

    Question: In Wordfence – how many blocked IPs are too many? If the list keeps on getting longer will it slow the site down? How do people handle that list?

    In WORDPRESS > SETTINGS > DISCUSSIONS I have added a few words in the “Comment Blacklist” box – but I don’t want to add words that might be legitimate….any insights on how to refine it as much as possible would be great.


    Install these:

    Bad Behavior:

    Stop Spammer Registration Plugin:

    Note that the Stop Spammer Registration Plugin can check more than just registration fields.

    And if you want something that will help even more and you have the know how. Install ZBBlock:

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